by Emily Lakdawalla
Follow the thrilling adventures of planetary missions, past and present, and see the stunningly beautiful photos that they return from space!
• December 10, 2010
I'm going to just one day of the enormous annual American Geophysical Union meeting next week, and I am actually presenting a talk!
Time to open the tenth door in the advent calendar. Where in the solar system is this jumble of bouldery fissures?
• December 09, 2010
This image is so, so beautiful, and so, so sad.
Time to open the ninth door in the advent calendar. Where in the solar system is this jumble of boulders and fissures?
Every year, The Planetary Society and Starry Messenger Press collaborate on a "Year in Space" desk calendar, where each week is accompanied by a gorgeous space image.
I've got two more pieces of information to share on Akatsuki further to what I posted yesterday. The first one is a worrying detail about what went wrong during orbit insertion.
• December 08, 2010
Time to open the eighth door in the advent calendar. Where in the solar system is this nearly flat plain?
"Falcon 9 nailed it!" said Bill Nye said this morning, congratulating SpaceX on what has looked like a flawless launch, orbit, and return of the Dragon capsule aboard its Falcon 9 rocket.
JAXA held two press briefings about Akatsuki yesterday. Reports in both English and Japanese based on these press briefings have cleared up some, but not all, of the mystery about what happened and what is to happen with Akatsuki.
I meant to get these posted weeks ago, along with my reviews of kids' space books, but better late than never!
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